In 2011, 62% of U.S. households owned pets. That is equivalent to 72.9 million homes and lots of furry and scaly friends.
|Animal||Number of U.S. |
owning a pet
|Number of |
pets in U.S.
|Dog||46.3 million||78.2 million|
|Cat||38.9 million||86.4 million|
|Freshwater fish||11.9 million||151.1 million|
|Bird||5.7 million||16.2 million|
|Small animal||5.0 million||16 million|
|Reptile||4.6 million||13 million|
Source: American Pet Products Association.